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Why do game engines convert models to triangles compared to keeping it as four side polygon

I've worked using maya for animation and more film orientated projects however I am also focusing on my studies on video game development (eventually want to be either programmer or some sort of TD ...
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What does the Particle engine do and how are special effects created/processed?

For example, take bullets, sparks, fireballs, light sabers, lightning bolts, any kind of special effect in a game. Are there various ways to implement these effects in a game. As far as I can see you ...
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How do I model a real-world building?

This isn't exactly a game development question, but I am planning on using Unity as my engine and modeling in Maya so I was hoping folks on here might have some experience with this. I want your ...
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Model in Maya looks strange, what went wrong?

I am modeling a tank and I don't know what key I've pressed, but now the object in Maya is looking very weird. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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What is the standard procedure for importing animations in Unity?

I need some info about importing game objects from Maya to Unity. I am making 2D Tower Defense game, I have made some basic functionality using dummy objects (cubes and spheres). Now I want to replace ...
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XNA Skinned Animated Mesh Rendering Exported from Maya

I am working on translating an old RTS game engine I wrote from DirectX9 to XNA. My old models didn't have animation & are an old format, so I'm trying with an FBX file. I temporarily "borrowed" a ...
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Car Modelling for race game

I am taking Computer Graphics course this semester and we have a video game competition. I am making racing game with simulated dynamics. Our professor told us that we don't have to do much of a ...
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Export Maya Animation Data

I have a pretty simple character rig animation. How can I export the raw data of that animation? I'm looking for some way to export a raw text array of data that tells exactly what every joint does ...
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Convert rotation from Right handed System to left handed

I have Euler angles from a right handed system that I am trying to convert to a left handed system. All the information that I have read online says that to convert it simply multiply the axis and ...
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Does the Maya FBX 2013.3 exporter write tangent and binormal data?

I'm making an XNA game at the moment and I'm trying to knock out my bump map shader right now. However when I compile the game crashes at the mesh.Draw() line and tells me TANGENT0 is missing. ...
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Deleting Objects Before Export from Maya Causes .PSK to Crash UDK on Import

I'm using Maya 2008 Complete and 03/11 build of UDK as well as 07/10 build (haven't got around to installing newer version on other computer). I am using ActorX to export. I have a character that I ...
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Maya 6 vs Maya 2013

I have the entire "Learning Maya 6" books that I purchased back when Maya 6/6.5 was the hottest thing. I read some of the books but never finished the series. I don't know much about Maya or the ...
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How do I loop my animations seamlessly?

I am trying a complete my method, which crops Maya-Animations (from Maya-Models) to specific ones using the SkinnedModelProcessor. My only problem is, that after one animation-loop completes, the ...
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Maya 2012: Is it possible to convert a single polygon to solid object?

Is it possible to somehow extrude a single polygon into creating a solid object (ex: converting square polygon to cube)?
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How can I make Maya export a mesh as double-sided?

I'm exporting from Maya 2009 to OBJ. The mesh I'm exporting has in it's Render Stats "Double Sided" checked, but when the polygon is exported, only a single side is actually exported. What really ...
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How to convert a Maya object to a VBO?

I'm currently trying to teach myself OpenGL... and quickly discovering that the Immediate Mode taught in old OpenGL tutorials is basically obsolete... which leads me to VBO's... which I kind of get ...
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Unable to use Maya animation with scripts when imported to Unity

I am testing to import Maya animation over to Unity. I set up a simple cylinder with 2 bones and an IK handle. Made a simple animation where the cylinder bends and goes back to straight position over ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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3D Dice using Maya - for integration with iOS game app [closed]

My designer is building a 3D design of a dice using Maya. I want to integrate this in my iOS app so that the user can spin the dice and get a number. Then they play the game using that number. So, ...
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Which 3D Authoring Application to Decide for

I have read a lot individual information about three key 3D Graphics Authoring Applications: Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya. To me, it looks like each of them has its own way to accomplish the same goal, ...
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In Maya how do I convert trans, rot, scale data to a 4 x 4 transformation matrix?

I have been given the following Maya camera data: trans X: 1.542 trans y: 3.319 trans z: -1.821 rot X: 117.882 rot Y: 2.189 rot Z: 154.074 scale X: 1 scale Y: 1 scale Z: 1 What is the ...
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How to include fur in the exported obj file in Maya?

In Maya I use fur to create plants. In my game I want to render these plants with cel shading. I use Wavefront .obj as a file format in my game for the models, but it doesn't seem to include the fur. ...
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Where does the light come from, using Maya/Panda3D?

Total noob to Maya. Total noob to Panda3D. Planning on becoming really good at both as soon as I have free time to do so, but right now I have an assignment due in a few hours which requires this: ...
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Where can I access the installed Maya Bonus Tools?

I installed Maya 2013 Bonus Tools... checked plugin manager... don't know what plugin to load to use UV Align feature. Where can I access the installed Bonus Tools?
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Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx ...
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How to export deform modifier animation into a game engine?

Hi we animated a simple plane with deform modifier to give a folding cloth like effect. How do we export it from maya so that we are able to import into our game engine. Can we export them as a ...
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3d Maya object mesh problems when used in Unity

Asking for help to solve a problem 3d Maya objects imported in Unity to make an ios app. Maya object change when imported on Unity mesh attributes disappears and mesh structure comes evident. Has ...
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How to make a customizable 3D character with maya for a flash game [closed]

i'm working in a 3d flash role-playing game with alternativa 3d engine. My game requires the main character to be customizable, for example, the player must be able to add a mustache, a hat, a tie, ...
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Maya .IFF plugins for Gimp

Maya's preferred format for saving off a UV Snapshot is its own .IFF format, so I was hoping to find a plugin allowing Gimp 2 (Windows) to read it. I've found plenty of plugins for different linux ...
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How to make rigid bodies collide with Apex Clothing in PhysX for Maya

According to the [Apex] Clothing Overview section of the documentation: Colliding with Rigid Bodies Rigid bodies present in your scene will push clothing around roughly as you might expect. ...
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Parented hitboxes with attributes in .FBX

Here's a visual description. In Maya, I want to: have boxes parented to my model have these boxs scale/translate/rotate with respect to each limb. have them to carry attribute data that describes ...
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Maya: Mystery Grey Wireframe?

I am starting out with Maya and just moved my object up to reveal a mystery grey wireframe which I can't work out what it is at all. It appears I can't select or interact with it at all. I have been ...
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How do I remove control points from imported curve in Maya?

When I create a path from an Illustrator file, it adds extra control points for bezier handles for each point in the AI file, even though I don't drag out the handles in Illustrator. All my points in ...
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Repeating UVs wont convert to texture in maya

I have designed a material in Maya which i want to convert to a texture jpg, however i have repeating the UV's on the material. When i convert the material to a jpg the repeating UV's wont convert ...
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Converting Animation data from Maya to DirectX in C++

I am currently trying to export an animation from Maya and import to a program I am working on. One of the problems I currently have is that when imported, the mesh and animation data looks reversed ...
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Maya Animated Character export for XNA 4.0 problem

To begin with, I'm trying to export an animated character in .fbx format from Maya 2013 to XNA 4.0 In Maya, The Model has a basic rig and the animations are in clips made in the Trax editor. so the ...
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Mesh deformation maya to unity

I have a model that has been modeled & rigged in Maya, whenever i export it as an FBX and take it into unity it seems to collapse at certain areas (see the attachments for a before and after). The ...
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3D Model transparency issue

I am using Goblin XNA 3.6. When I export a 3D model in FBX format from Maya, the model often looks transparent. For some 3D models it works fine though. What could be causing this?
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Maya depth buffer plus OpenGL depth buffer

I am trying to write an plugin for Maya, using -among other things- OpenGL. Everything works fine so far, but the final Maya scenario is not taking into account the OpenGL depth buffer (or OpenGL is ...
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How do I add curves to cylinders in Maya? [closed]

For my new assignment I have to make this bike in 3D in Maya. But I actually don't know how to curve cylinders for the frame and saddle of this bike. To be more specific I added a image of the bike ...
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How can a game engines renderer be compatible with a 3d modeling software such a Maya

So you create some model in say Maya, you apply all kinds of effect to the model and then export the file. So then the game engine has to load the file and render it, so surely the game engines needs ...
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From maya to c++ and opengl

I want to load an object created with Maya in c++ with opengl, how could I do this? Thank you.
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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3D models and hit detection

I'm currently trying to create a game that involves the inside of a cube, which i will make in Maya. My question is what is the best way to create a model with hit detection in mind? For example my ...
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3D Paint tool in Maya

Hey everyone, could someone help me out on this question? When I am trying to texture objects in maya (for example a barrel) I want to texture it with a brush. When I try to use the 3D painting tool ...
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Problem with revolving EP Curve in Maya 2012?

I am trying to create a animated butterfly i made this using the EP curve but when i try to revolve this it turns out to be this can anyone tell me what is the [roblem Thanks Akash
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Maya Command Line - change texture applied to a model before rendering

I've written some batch scripts which automate maya through the Render application. The batch scripts are working over a series of different scenes and render all of them out. For some of the models, ...
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Maya 3d view port issues

Hi currently i am working on modelling an object within view port, but i have issues here. On my right panel view port, when i try to alter an vertex of an cube i'm getting an 3d effect similar like ...
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Playing basic imported animations in UDK

I'm trying to wrap my head around basic animations in UDK. I've created a simple turret-like structure in Maya, rigged, skinned, and animated. It has 4 bones. I have done all the steps necessary for ...
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Animated Models in XNA

I've been using XNA for 2D games for awhile, and I am just learning 3D now. I have a question, which seems like it should be fairly basic. As I understand it, I make a model in Maya (or whatever) and ...